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Plaque description

Former home of Sir John Ambrose Fleming, M A. D.Sc., F.R.S. (1849-1945) Inventor of thermionic valve. Designed Poldhu Wireless Station for Marconi, used in his first transatlantic transmission to St. John's Newfoundland in 1901. He designed and lived in this house 1926-1945.

Where is this plaque located?

As you exit the Royal Glen Hotel turn left and walk to the cross roads. Turn left here and follow the road along for roughly 300 yards where you will find Greenfield on the left. Although a private dwelling the plaque is located on the front wall on the outside of the property.

The next plaque is located at Cotmaton Hall.